I am going to purchase an Apple A/V Cable for my iPod Classic. I would prefer to get the Component cable since my TV supports it. Problem is the TV in my bedroom and most TVs at hotels and at friends & family have Composite connections. Is there such a thing as a cable that will combine the RGB Component video into Composite video?
At $50 for an Apple A/V cable I'm not buying 2 versions!
I think a lot of people will be upgrading their TV's to HDTV's in the next year, and most of those will have component inputs. Heaven knows what motels will order - they're not consumer grade televisions in most cases.
I don't think there's any way to do what you want without a converter box.
The second item James listed claims iPhone compatibility, but I too am under the impression 3rd-party connectors won't work.
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January 05, 2008, 08:25 PM
Bibo (Jim Nichols)
I'm thinking the composite will be the better way to go then. I'm still in no hurry to get an HDTV quite yet. So far none of my relatives have HDTVs and doubt they will be switching too soon, as they aren't big A/V people. I don't see the hotels switching too soon either since they don't need to. I did stay at a Spring Hill suites about a year ago and they had HDTVs but everywhere else we've stayed have had SDTVs, all of which had composite video inputs.
So I think composite will be my safest choice for the time being.
I'll wait until MacWorld though in case some compatible 3rd party cables surface.